Iggy Traded, Jokic Rare Triple-Double

Grace Higgins | February 6th, 2020

The Memphis Grizzlies traded veteran forward and NBA champion Andre Iguodala to the Miami Heat in exchange for Justice Winslow. Meanwhile, Nikola Jokic led the short-handed Denver Nuggets with his rare triple-double.

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Once traded to the Heat, Iguodala signed a two-year, $30 million extension, which includes a team option. Iguodala was unhappy with the Grizzlies organization and had no desire to be a part of a rebuilding team, even though the Grizzlies currently control the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

Young players on the Grizzlies, including Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks, spoke out against Iguodala and his disinterest in playing for the team. The team as a whole was excited for his departure and the arrival of Winslow. Winslow has only played in 11 games this season with the Heat because of injuries, but has still averaged 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4 assists per game.

The Heat are in talks with the Oklahoma City Thunder to trade for forward Danilo Gallinari.

In a 98-95 win over the Utah Jazz, Nikola Jokic scored 31 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and dished 10 assists. He is only the 10th player to ever record a 30-20-10 game before, while being the second player next to DeMarcus Cousins in the last 35 years to accomplish the feat. It was his 11th triple-double of the season.

The Nuggets were short-handed in the game, only playing seven players against the defensive minded Jazz team with Rudy Gobert to protect the basket.

Jokic shot 13-of-14 from the field, showing glimpses of how a future matchup could go against the Jazz. The Nuggets defense stepped up big time, holding the Jazz to one field goal in the last half of the fourth quarter.

Jamal Murray added some much-needed scoring with 31 points.

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